Division of Financial Administration

Robert Sheeran

Vice President for Facilities, Division of Financial Administration

Robert Sheeran assumed his duties as Vice President for Facilities at Xavier University in 2012 and is responsible for the operations of the physical plant. Mr.Sheeran served as Associate Vice President for Facility Management from 2002 -2012. Xavier's Office of Physical Plant is responsible for the leadership in the planning and design of all new construction, major remodeling, maintenance and improvement on the 2.3 million square foot, 205-acre campus. Mr. Sheeran stewards the University's physical plant resources and works with senior management to prioritize facilities investments to support Xavier's academic priorities. He provides strategy input in facilities planning and decisions, and he guides the development, update and approval of the campus master plan and major construction activities. Mr. Sheeran has 40 years' experience in managing commercial construction projects having held senior leadership positions with general contracting and construction management firms in Cincinnati. During that time, Mr. Sheeran served as Project Executive on a number of key building initiatives on the Xavier campus, iincluding the Cintas Center, Hoff Quad and Health United Building. Mr. Sheeran is a member of APPA, SCUP and the AJCU Facilities groups.

Professional Interests

Construction Management, Planning, and Sustainability.

First Year at Xavier




  • Xavier University - XMBA;University of Cincinnati - BS in Construction Management;University of Cincinnati - BS in Architectural Engineering Technology;University of Cincinnati - AS in Building Construction Technology

Work Experience

  • Vice President for Facilities at Xavier University - 2012 - Current;Assoc. VP for Facility Management at Xavier University - 2002 - 2012;President at Sheeran Construction, LLC - 1998 - 2002;Executive VP at Universal Contracting Corp. - 1984 - 1998

Awards, Honors, Certifications

  • President's Award for Excellence - 2011, Xavier University;Honorary Member of Sigma Lambda Chi - 1996, International Society for Construction;Distinguished Alumnus - 1995, University of Cincinnati, College of Applied Science;Part Time Teacher of the Year - 1994, University of Cincinnati, College of Applied Science;Project Manager of the Year - 1990, presented by the American Subcontractor Association